3 Top Healthy Pancake Recipes for Shrove Tuesday

Grab the eggs and butter, Shrove Tuesday is finally here! Families up and down the country will be cooking up a sweet storm in the kitchen flipping scrumptious fluffy delights.  

Shrove Tuesday is traditionally the feast day before the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday). It is the last chance to use up the eggs and butter before the 40 days leading up to Easter. Whether you’re religious or not, many of you will be exploring your cupboards for scraps of ingredients. 

This year, why not try making some healthy pancakes with the kids? They can still be delicious and mouth-watering but without the sugar. These recipes will encourage the addition of fruit and veg to your plate and the kids will be sure to eat these all year round. 

No Flour Peanut butter and banana pancakes 

1 ripe banana mashed

2 eggs beaten

1 tbsp peanut butter

Spray of olive oil

Mix the banana, eggs and peanut butter in a blender until smooth. Heat the oil on a non-stick pan and drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan. Cook for a few minutes before flipping, you may need to flip a few times. Serve with chopped banana and a dollop of peanut butter.

Strawberry wholegrain delights 

1 egg

2 Tbsp wholegrain flour

2 heaped Tbsp of Greek Yogurt 

1 tsp of honey 

3 Chopped strawberries 

Spray olive oil

Beat the eggs and add the flour. Whisk the flour and eggs and fold in the yogurt, honey and chopped strawberries. Preheat a pan and spray with olive oil. Pour spoonfuls into the pan and flip after a few minutes. Flip again making sure the outside is golden and inside is fluffy. Drizzle honey over the pancakes when warm. 

Spinach and smoked salmon pancakes 

Sliced smoked salmon

Pre-washed spinach 

1 egg

125g flour 

Salt and pepper 

200ml of full fat milk or alternative

Knob of butter

Add the flour, egg, milk and salt and pepper into a bowl. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients together until all combined. Heat the knob of butter on a frying pan and pour the pancake batter, cook until golden on one side before flipping. Add slices of salmon and spinach to one top side of the pancake and fold in half. 

If you fancy trying some of Kent’s finest pancakes whilst out and about today, then why not try a local cafe or restaurant? 

Crepe & Co - Rochester 3, College Yard, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LB 

Bills Maidstone Restaurant - 51 Week St, Maidstone, ME14 1QT 

Delaney’s Restaurant - 12 - 14 Camden road Tunbridge wells, Kent, TN1 2PT

Rafferty’s- 54 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TL 

Refectory Kitchen - 16 St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AF

If you do get baking don’t forget to tag us in your pancake pictures using #KentTeachBakes! We’d love to see how you get on!

If you’d like to find out more about healthy eating habits, read our blog post on Practical Ways Schools Can Encourage Healthy Eating.

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